The public toilets in William Street, Herne Bay, will be closing at 2.30pm for the rest of this week following a nasty incident at around 4pm on Sunday 3 March when a cleaner was pelted with plastic bottles and cans for a sustained period of time. The incident has been reported to the police and investigations using CCTV in the area are underway.

Cabinet member responsible for public toilets, Cllr Charlotte Cornell, said:

“It is completely unacceptable that someone should be assaulted when they are simply doing their job, working hard to look after these toilets and ensure they are available for our residents and visitors to use.

“We are taking it very seriously because protecting the people who provide services to the public is of paramount importance to us.

“The toilets will be closing early for the next few days to try and prevent a further incident taking place and we will be keeping the situation under review.”

By Ed

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